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For Disabled, Homebound and Elderly, Holidays are Welcome but More is Needed.

This holiday season there will be many stories of feeding and clothing those in need as Kansas City unites to show their generosity and goodwill. But one Kansas City home health organization is focusing on the next 11 months – finding new ways to serve the disabled, elderly and homebound long after others go home.

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Navigate New Economy with Emphasis on Worker Experience

Wisdom comes at a hefty price – time – not measured in weeks or months, but decades. As the economy teeters on the edge of a rebound, companies have little tolerance for lengthy learning curves or risk in hiring. What they do have is a need for an experienced and mature pool of proven professionals who have transitioned out of corporate life, eager to share their wisdom that only time can bring.

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Kansas City Immigration Law Firm Moves to City’s Westside

The immigration law firm of Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law today announced they will relocate from their current downtown Overland Park, Kan. offices to a new, larger location in Kansas City’s Westside.

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Help from Neighbors: The Dream Works, Inc. Is Pairing Those Who Want to Lend a Hand with Those Who Need It

With waiting lists for many Kansas Medicaid programs, individuals who qualify for the programs still require a certain level of service while they wait as opposed to going into nursing homes or other institutions. The Dream Works, a Kansas City, Kan. based home health and social service organization, is spearheading efforts to organize and provide alternative support programs to those in need. Read more »

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Brookside Barkery & Bath Celebrates 7 Years of Growth with New Brookside Expansion

This month Brookside Barkery & Bath is celebrating their seventh anniversary in the quaint neighborhood of Brookside. Read more »

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Midland Metal Marks Its 30th Anniversary

Second generation, family-owned Midland Metal keeps proving that good old-fashioned hard work and a “big, hairy, audacious goal” are a smart approach to prospering in a predominately corporate-driven world. Read more »

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Invision Introduces Small Business IT Guide

Mac or PC? Seems like a simple enough decision for a small business owner to make but many small business owners simply don’t have enough information to make an informed decisions regarding small business technology. Read more »

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For the Disabled and Elderly, Cutting Services Isn’t an Option

One home health agency finds creative ways to maintain services to those who need it most. Read more »

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Excitement Grows for the 25th Brookside Art Annual

More than 180 artists and nearly 80,000 visitors will visit Brookside for the 25th Brookside Art Annual, April 30, May 1 and 2, presented by Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. Read more »

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Griner and Schmitz, Inc. Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Kansas City, MO. April 27, 2010 –  No one knows or remembers the exact date Italian immigrant Oswald Griner opened Griner and Schmitz, Inc., originally Oswald Griner Co., in 1910 on E. 10th Street in downtown Kansas City. But when a company survives the Great Depression, weathers the changes in construction and surveying technology, and helps supply the country with instruments throughout a few wars, a yearlong celebration is more appropriate anyway. This is exactly what Griner and Schmitz is doing in 2010- an era that will be considered economically lean in hindsight, if not a crisis, by future generations.

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Giving Institute & GivingUSA Foundation: Katrina, Tsunami Lessons Can Drive Haiti Fundraising

Glenview, IL (Jan. 20, 2010) – How much will Americans end up donating to the Haitian earthquake relief efforts? If past disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami provide guidance for today’s efforts, the result is likely to be in the billions. In 2006, for example, Giving USA Foundation reported that American individuals, corporations and foundations donated $7.37 billion in 2005 for disaster relief in the aftermaths of the hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast of the United States, the Asian tsunami and an earthquake in Pakistan. An additional $1.17 billion was raised for hurricane relief in 2006.

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Local Artist Featured for the 25th Brookside Art Annual

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 15, 2010) – This year’s Brookside Art Annual marks a milestone event: the 25th anniversary. In celebration, Brookside invited several artists to compete for the featured piece of art that will be the face of this year’s event. The winning submission, a montage of Brookside photographs, was created by Rusty Leffel to celebrate the heart and spirit of Brookside.

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Adams Dairy Bank Announces Staff Promotion

BLUE SPRINGS, MO. (January 11, 2010) – Adams Dairy Bank announces the promotion of Duston Weisenborn to Assistant Vice President. Starting at the ground level as a teller in 2005, Weisenborn has worked his way up through the ranks – most recently as Loan Officer with Adams Dairy Bank. Weisenborn was one of the three original members of the Adams Dairy team that began planning and building the bank in February, 2007.

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netPlanner 2009 emergency planning software helps organizations keep workplaces functioning during influenza pandemic

KANSAS CITY, MO (October 21, 2009) — netPlanner 2009, a Web-based collaborative planning software, provides agencies and organizations with the ability to access and make changes and enhancements to their emergency plans from anywhere with an internet connection.

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Down Economy Drives Small Business & EAG

Unique advertising agency model centers on small business, reaches new milestone in clients served as a result of down economy and business start-up. Read more »

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New Product from NCES Promotes Workforce Wellness

Company Releases Health Beat, Nutrition Education for Forward-thinking Business

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William T. Session to Speak on Panel for the American Bar Association

KANSAS CITY, MO. (September 1, 2009) – William T. Session, principal of The Session Law Firm, an environmental law firm based in Kansas City, Mo., will participate on a panel at the upcoming American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Summit Meeting.  

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State, City,County Emergency Planners Turn to netPlanner

Kansas City, MO. (August 26, 2009) Raytown, Mo.-based netEOP, Inc. today announced that their proprietary software, netPlanner 2009, has been purchased by several emergency management agencies, solidifying the fact that netPlanner 2009 is gaining widespread acceptance throughout the U.S. among emergency planning professionals.

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RTK Freedom Network Merges with Crop Circle RTK

Kansas City company expands GPS network to serve the precision agriculture industry with technology

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Brookside Barkery & Bath Fundraising Efforts Support Spay & Neuter Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 19, 2009) – After a year-long fundraising effort, Brookside Barkery & Bath will donate the proceeds from the sale of their custom recycled shopping bags to Spay & Neuter Kansas City (SNKC). Brookside Barkery will present a check for over $1,000 to SNKC at the grand opening of SNKC’s new location on May 27th at 59th and Troost.

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Adams Dairy Bank Elects William Wrisinger Chairman of the Board

BLUE SPRINGS, MO. (May 13, 2009) – Today the Adams Dairy Bank board of directors announced that William (Bill) Wrisinger has been elected as chairman of the board. Wrisinger has served on the Adams Dairy Bank board of directors since its inception in January of 2008.

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Adams Dairy Bank Announces Buyout of Majority Share Holder

BLUE SPRINGS, MO. (May 13, 2009) – David Chinnery, president and CEO of Adams Dairy Bank announced today that the Bank entered into an agreement with Capitol Bancorp Ltd., a Michigan corporation (CBC), to redeem CBC’s 51% interest in the Bank. The closing of the transaction is contingent upon the satisfaction of certain conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

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Among Difficult Times, Some Banks are Shining Through: Adams Dairy Bank Exceeds Expectations in Spite of Banking Industry Woes

In these difficult economic times, many in the banking industry have been shaken to the core. There are exceptions to the trend, especially among local community banks. Adams Dairy Bank is one of these exceptions, and has exceeded many of the expectations set just a little over a year ago when they opened near I-70 and Adams Dairy Parkway in Blue Springs, Mo.

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NCES Releases New Edition of Gestational Diabetes and You

NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, recently released the newly updated Gestational Diabetes and You, an informational booklet designed to teach women diagnosed with gestational diabetes about their affliction, including steps expectant mothers can take to help ensure a healthy and successful pregnancy.

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The 24th Brookside Art Annual Will Be May 1-3

More than 180 artists and nearly 80,000 visitors will rendezvous in Brookside for the 24th Brookside Art Annual, May 1-3, presented by Saint Lukes Hospital of Kansas City.

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Adams Dairy Bank Adds to its Team of Banking Professionals

After a year in business, Adams Dairy Bank continues to defy the odds – exceeding growth expectations even in tough economic times. To help continue along this path of success, Adams Dairy Bank announces the addition of Katie Jackson to their team as Client Service Specialist.

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Boomer Authors Launch New Self-Help Tools for Dealing with Aging Parents

Sophia, LLC announced today the release of Advanced LivingSM, a branded line of self-help and instructional tools for individuals and families. The first in a series of new products is Aging Parents: A Practical Guide, which is now available free on the Sophia website (SophiaForLife.com).

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Kansas City Business to be Honored by State Legislators

TWS Technical Services, Inc named 2009 Rising Star of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Today, TWS Technical Services, Inc. (TWS) will be one of 20 outstanding small businesses in Missouri honored by members of the General Assembly at a business showcase in Jefferson City. The event, sponsored by the Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC), highlights the achievements of some of the top performing clients of MO SBTDC and its companion program, the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC).

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Adams Dairy Bank Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Even after a year, Adams Dairy Bank still fields a lot of questions about the origin of their name. “No, we’re not a working dairy,” explains Adams Dairy Bank President David Chinnery. “But if you come to open an account, I’m sure we can find some milk and cookies.”

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Jeffrey Byrne & Associates Adds to its Team

Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc. (JB&A), a national fundraising consulting firm headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., today announced that Barbara O’Hearne has joined the firm as Vice President. O’Hearne, a former professor of education and psychology and a nonprofit consultant, joins JB&A in the Midwest region as the firm expands its core fundraising and campaign consulting services across the country.

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NCES Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Baby-Boomers

NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, introduces the Today’s Healthy Lifestyle series, a collection of educational guides developed specifically for the baby-boomer generation to help fight age-related health problems with nutrition and exercise.
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TWS Technical Services Acquires Pipeline Maintenance, Inc.

Kansas City-based TWS Technical Services, Inc. (TWS) today announced the acquisition of Pipeline Maintenance / S.E.E Underground Technologies and Consulting (PMI).  The acquisition moves TWS one-step closer to becoming one of the leaders in underground pipeline and sewer assessment technology and services.
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KC Company Invests in Future of Sewer Rehabilitation Technology

TWS Technical, Inc. combines environmental experience, new technology and capital to help cities with massive sewer assessment and rehabilitation projects. For over 25 years, William Session has represented clients in a wide variety of environmental law cases.
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KC Immigration Attorneys to Host Forum for Business, Elected Leaders, Media

Joachim Hans Keil, Associate Minister of Samoa, had his citizenship reinstated today and all charges dropped, ending a three month series of court actions that involved the highest levels of the U.S. State Department.
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Jeffrey D. Byrne Named Officer of the Giving Institute

Jeffrey D. Byrne, president and CEO of the Kansas City-based fundraising consulting firm of Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc. (JB&A), has been appointed treasurer of the prestigious Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits (Giving Institute). Byrne is currently a board member of Giving Institute formerly the American Association of Fundraising Counsel. JB&A is the first Kansas City organization to be accepted into Giving Institute, and the only firm in Kansas and Missouri.
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Brookside Barkery & Bath Joins Effort to Help Pet Connection Recover from Recent Theft

Brookside Barkery & Bath is joining the effort to help Pet Connection, a no-kill, nonprofit, cage-less animal shelter in Mission. Pet Connection is receiving an outpouring of community support after a trailer full of building supplies and tools was recently stolen. The shelter was planning to enlarge its boarding area by building eight new rooms, allowing Pet Connection to rescue another 15-40 pets a month.
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Annual Brookside Tree Lighting Ceremony to Kick-off Holiday Season in Friendly Neighborhood Style

In Kansas City’s Brookside shopping district, the celebration of the holiday season continues on Thursday, December 4 at 6 p.m. with the annual tree lighting ceremony.
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Session Law Firm Adds Staff to Meet Increasing Demands for Environmental Law

The Session Law Firm, an environmental law firm based in Kansas City, Mo., today announced that attorneys David Benson, Chris Wendelbo and Jackie Hartis have joined their staff.
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RTK Freedom Network Launch Successful

Freedom Network, Inc. announces the launch of RTK Freedom Network; a new GPS based surveying network that will provide service to the entire states of Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, extending into the perimeter of adjoining states. The network is used to provide real-time and post processed GPS correction data to land surveyors, farmers, contractors and geographic information system professionals.
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NCES Battles Childhood Obesity Through Education, Active Participation

NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, recently released its newest product series, Kids Activity Booklets, age-specific coloring books designed to actively engage children in making healthy lifestyle decisions with proper nutrition and exercise.
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Local Authors Use Real-life Challenges in New Novel About Boomers, Aging Parents, Emotionally-charged Sibling Relationships

IF I WERE AN ONLY CHILD is a story of aging in a new era of parents and children, brothers and sisters and the loving challenges they must share. The story engages us to think about how long we will live, how will we die, and how will we spend our time until then. Authors Rebecca MacKinnon and Kristy Wright used their own real-life experiences to draw inspiration in their first work dealing with our aging society and life in our advancing years.
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SOSINK Selects netEOP

Raytown, MO based netEOP, Inc. today announced that their web-based Emergency Management System, netEOP has been purchased by the SOSINK (Southern Ohio, Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky) region of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).
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NCES Introduces Teen MyPyramid

NCES, an industry leader in nutrition education, has turned its focus to the underserved teenage market with their newest product, Teen MyPyramid, an educational brochure designed to motivate teens to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
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Kansas Selects netPlanner

Raytown, MO based netEOP, Inc. today announced that their proprietary software, netPlanner, has been purchased by the Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDEM) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The addition of netPlanner will supplement the netEOP product which was purchased by the state in 2006.
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State, City Governments Calling on netEOP for Emergency Management Plans

Raytown, MO based netEOP, Inc. today announced that their proprietary software, netPlanner, has been purchased by the Indianapolis Department of Emergency Management. Along with installations of the software planned for Cincinnati and the SOSINK (Southern Ohio, Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky) Region of the Urban Area Security Initiative, netEOP and netPlanner are gaining widespread acceptance throughout the U.S. among emergency management departments and managers.
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Kansas City’s American Micro Company Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Reaching the 50 year mark as a family-run business is achievement enough. Doing so in a technology field where keeping pace with change means survival, is a milestone to be celebrated. Next week, American Micro Company will do just that.
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Brookside Barkery Opens Third Store in KC Metro

Brookside Barkery & Bath announces an April 26-27 grand opening for its third full-service location at 817 NE Woods Chapel Road in Lee’s Summit. The grand opening celebration hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26; and Noon  to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.
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Excitement Grows as the Brookside Art Annual Approaches

More than 180 artists and nearly 80,000 visitors will rendezvous in Brookside for the 23rd Brookside Art Annual, May 2-4, presented by Saint Lukes Hospital of Kansas City.
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Nonprofit Leader Elected to Giving USA Foundation Board

Jennifer Borron Furla, executive vice-president of Kansas City-based Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc., and former president of the Greater Kansas City Council on Philanthropy, has been elected to the board of directors of the Giving USA Foundation.
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KC Company Resurfaced Courts at Australian Open

By BOB LUDER,
The Kansas City Star

It’s taking place at the other end of the world, where day is night and winter is summer. So its hard to believe that when tennis fans tune in to watch the Australian Open, they’re actually seeing a piece of Kansas City on the screen. But when you gaze upon the brand new Plexicushion-surfaced tennis courts at Melbourne Park, that’s exactly what you’re seeing.
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